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MEDIA ADVISORY
PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610.740.3790

CEDAR CREST NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT 8th ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Allentown, PA (January 12, 2005) - More than 115 students and faculty from Cedar Crest College's nursing program will volunteer their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of Lehigh Valley residents at the 8th Annual Community Service Day on Wednesday, January 19, 2005.

Members of the Nursing Department will lend a helping hand at thirteen Lehigh Valley agencies including homeless shelters, soup kitchens and elder care facilities. Students and faculty will participate in a variety of activities including meal preparation, cleaning and painting.

Fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Cedar Crest's nursing program provides a solid foundation in nursing practice. Community Service Day underscores the nursing department's commitment to compassion and service to those in need, an important element of the nursing program's philosophy, as well as a standard of the nursing profession in general.

Community Service Day also highlights the College's commitment to incorporating community service into programs of study. It is used as an outside-the-classroom learning experience for students and provides faculty with the opportunity to work with the students on a personal level as they accomplish a goal together. Last year, Cedar Crest students performed over 22,000 hours of community service in the greater Lehigh Valley.

A list of volunteer sites, times and activities follows. Please call the College Relations office if you are interested in covering any of the events as some volunteer sites have confidentiality restrictions. For more information, call Cedar Crest's Nursing Department at 610.606.4666, ext. 3322 or the College Relations Office at 610.740.3790.


VIDEO AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AT VOLUNTEER SITES AND INTERVIEWS WITH NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY AVAILABLE BY REQUEST*


Allentown Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Students will train in sighted/blind techniques and will assist blind and visually impaired clients on an exercise walk.

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton Street, Allentown
2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Preparing and serving a meal

American Red Cross
Airport Road, Bethlehem
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Organizing first aid kits and helping with newsletter

ARC
2289 Ave A, Bethlehem
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Help with education and skill building activities

Daybreak
534 Chew St, Allentown
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Serve and clean up breakfast and lunch and play games with members

Good Shepherd Hospital Raker Center
601 St. John's Street, Allentown
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Visit and socialize with residents

Mary's Shelter
325 South 12th Street, Reading
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Painting and organizing donations

New Bethany Ministries
337 Wyandotte Street, Allentown
9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Preparing and serving lunch

Phoebe Nursing Home
1925 Turner Street, Allentown
5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Students will organize a bingo game for residents in Moyer Hall

Salvation Army of Allentown Hospitality House
844 North 7th Street, Allentown
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Preparing and serving a meal, plus clean-up. Help kids with crafts.

Second Harvest Food Bank
2045 Harvest Way, Allentown
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sorting canned goods

Turning Point
Bethlehem
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Paint and organize gifts

Wellness Center
1827 Walnut St, Allentown
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cleaning and other housework

*Please call ahead to schedule interviews as some volunteer sites have confidentiality restrictions.

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